Can anyone suggest illustrated books for more mature readers. At age 7, my son feels he is too old for picture books. He has read a number of graphic novels, but is getting tired of super heroes as well. He absolutely loved Charlie Higson's Silverfin Graphic Novel, Muchamore's The Recruit and the Alex Ryder graphic novels, as w ell as the Wimpy Kids series but needs something he hasnt read yet. We also have Project X's older childrens books.
He is capable of reading at a young adult level, having read Higson's The Enemy books and Young James Bond books and these are they type of stories he enjoys most, but he misses the illustrations.
Does anyone know if there are any good illustrated books for older readers - or do we just have to keep hunting out graphic novels? The problem is - most graphic novels are written for adults and he is after all only 7 - I don't want things too graphic if you know what I mean, so while I've been thinking of anime - I know some of these are really not meant for such young children.
Please - no kindle books - we prefer real in print books, but the self promotion of too many kindle authors leaves me suspect of any recommendations. Far too often we found authors better at writing their own reviews than stories - and we wiped the kindle app. Not to say there are not many very talented kindle writers out there - only that it is too hard to find the good ones in the avalanche of others.
Although authors are not meant to to promote their own work here - if you happened to have written something like this which made it to print - please leave a quick note. This is a very hard to find area and I am desperate.
If you are an author - please note _ I feel there is a demand for this type of book that is going unmet. Children used to have comics - but these have dissapeared. Many children are old enough to want a more complex story but still need visual support to really get the imagination going and become fully immersed in the story. this is especially true of boys - and I have sons.
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